Fairfield County Author Maurice Sendak Thought Of Killing Bush

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Maurice Sendak, the well-known Ridgefield resident and much-loved author of "Where The Wild Things Are" who died last month, may have been even crankier than his neighbors knew.

In a soon-to-be-published interview with The Comics Journal's founder Gary Groth, Sendak said he had thought about assassinating former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

"Bush was president, I thought, 'Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. And I want to have a big hug with the vice president, definitely. And his wife, and the president, and his wife, and anybody else that can fit into the love hug,'" Sendak told Groth, according to a preview of the full interview on The Comics Journal.

According to the interview, Sendak continued, saying, “And then we'll blow ourselves up, and I'd be a hero. … It would have been a very brave and wonderful thing.”

Even before he died due to complications from a stroke in early May, Sendak had made known his dislike of certain politicians, although perhaps not as violently.

“Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown, I’ll give him that,” Sendak said during a January 2012 interview with Stephen Colbert. “There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him that it’s hard to take him seriously, so let’s not take him seriously.”

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Breath:

First of all, this "article" take Sendak's hyperbole comments way out context.

Secondly - Wake up people! Have you read any of Ted Nugent's comments this year?

Paige:

"And then we'll blow ourselves up, and I'd be a hero..."

No, Mr. Sendak, you wouldn't be a hero, you'd be an assassin and murderer.

I never liked Where the Wild Things Are.

jrey:

I'm glad this nut is dead.

DLB:

How disturbing, I think I will throw my copy of "Where the Wild Things Are" in the garbage. I am so fed up with liberals and their hatred, yet they try to paint conservatives as the ones who hate. I don't watch many shows on TV or go to movies any more, I can't stand the thought of supporting these people. Every other day another one is exposed (Cher just revealed her true self) and I scratch another one off my list. Do you think if a conservative said this about Obama they would still be walking the streets?

rickaroo:

Amazing. I mean, really amazing. This grosses me out and I'll sure to never read "Where the Wild Things Are" to any little ones.

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